By Mike Martinez, The Arizona Republic
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales hailed the Arizona judicial-selection system as producing "one of the best state judiciaries in the nation" ("Why Arizona has some of America's best judges," Sept. 14).
He attributed this achievement to Arizona's "nonpartisan merit selection," which involves the public in the selection process. This, he states, results in a judiciary that is highly qualified and of diverse backgrounds.
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